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Austin Energy Temporary - Associate Project Manager in Austin, Texas

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Posting Title Temporary - Associate Project Manager

Job Requisition Number AE502920

Position Number T55505

Job Type Full-Time

Division Name Austin Energy

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field or major coursework in project management, plus four (4) years of related work experience;


Graduation with an associate degree from an accredited college or university, plus six (6) years of related work experience.

Licenses and Certifications Required:


Notes to Applicants

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport ( AUS ) has engaged in a partnership with Austin Energy Green Building to support green building in new construction and operations at the airport. AUS has initiated their roughly $4.5 billion Airport Expansion and Development Program ( AEDP ) to take place in three phases into 2027. The purpose of this position is to assist AUS project managers, design/construction teams, planners, and operators with implementing and documenting green building / sustainability initiatives. The position will work with the current AEGB Project Manager assigned to ongoing green building work at AUS .

Attributes desired: building collaborative relationships, influential without authority, customer orientation, flexibility: adaptive to changing priorities, willingness to learn, technical agility, large portfolio management, solution delivery, attention to communication, interpersonal awareness, stress management, strategic, forward and conceptual thinking; evaluating project conservation initiatives based on owner criteria;


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The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

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Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.


The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.


If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program ( , you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Pay Range

$32.89 – $41.93


Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Job Close Date 12/02/2022

Type of Posting External

Department Austin Energy

Regular/Temporary Temporary

Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable

Category Professional

Location 4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin TX 78723; and field (AUS)

Preferred Qualifications

  • The preferred candidate will have subject matter expertise, technical skills and experience leading projects to earn LEED certification and/or Austin Energy Green Building ratings.

  • Licenses/Certifications preferred: LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction, also of interest: ENVSP , CEM , PMP , WELL AP, TRUE Advisor or SITES AP

  • Technical Skills and competencies reading and developing building plans and specifications and navigating complex active construction sites.

  • Technical Skills and Competencies developing and/or implementing short and long term strategic plans and initiatives for sustainability and green building.

  • Experience operating and maintaining green buildings or energy systems, post construction to maximize occupant satisfaction while reducing overall resource consumption.

  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

    Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Manages and coordinates projects and activities between members of the management team, various departments, public agencies, and/or private sector representatives.

  • Develops methods, procedures, and quality objectives including metrics for assessing progress; and utilizes established project standards, procedures, and quality objectives.

  • Develops detailed project plans and schedules, monitors progress, analyzes information and reports, and revises the schedule, as necessary.

  • Assists or leads, as necessary, in the management of the selection process and administers consultant services, including negotiating contract terms and fees, approving the consultant’s product, approving payment to consultant, initiating poor performance remedies, etc.

  • Conducts project kickoff meetings, communicates roles and project expectations, and ensures project team members have the tools and training required to perform effectively.

  • Provides work direction and leadership to assigned projects including scheduling, assignment of work, and review of project efforts.

  • Monitors project milestones and critical dates to identify potential risk to project schedule; identifies ways to resolve schedule issues; keeps management current on any changes.

  • Manages, monitors, and reviews contracts and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, including administering change orders and estimates.

  • Assesses variances from the project plans; gathers metrics and develops and implements changes as necessary to ensure that the project remains within specified scope and is within time, cost, and quality objectives.

  • Provides technical advice and assistance to City management, field personnel, contractors, etc.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership and/or supervision to assigned employees or project management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and codes associated with project assignment.

  • Knowledge of project accounting and the principles/practices of project management.

  • Knowledge of design principles, practices, and procedures; and estimating techniques.

  • Knowledge of budget policies and principles.

  • Knowledge of contract policies and procedures.

  • Skill in adapting, interpreting, and applying guidelines and standards.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Skill in using available software packages.

  • Skill in evaluating contract agreements.

  • Skill in negotiating with various audiences to accomplish objectives.

  • Skill in written and oral communications including public presentations.

  • Skill in completing projects within the required scheduling, and the ability to make prompt decisions and develop new and relative ideas for providing a quality product and quality customer service with little or no supervision.

  • Ability to perform all facets of projects with little or no supervision.

  • Ability to plan, execute, and control a project (establishing realistic estimates and reporting metrics).

  • Ability to assess and analyze project risks and exposures; identify options and alternatives, make decisions, and implement corrective actions.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.

  • Ability to resolve conflicts and difficult situations.

  • Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.

    Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • The minimum qualifications for the Associate Project Manager are graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field or major coursework in project management, plus four (4) years of related work experience; Or graduation with an associate degree from an accredited college or university, plus six (6) years of related work experience. Do you meet the minimum qualifications as described?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Please describe how you meet the minimum qualifications referenced above. Detail how you meet the educational requirements (if applicable), account for the years of related experience (if applicable), and explain any substitutions of experience for education, or vice-versa (if applicable).

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience working on LEED Certified or Austin Energy Green Building Rated Projects including your specific contribution to the green building rating or certification.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Are you a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction or have another similar professional accreditation?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes

  • No

    • The Transportation Security Administration (TSA-division of the USA Dept. of Homeland Security) requires all employees of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to pass a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment. Do you agree to a minimum 10-year criminal background investigation and security threat assessment?
  • Yes

  • No

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